Are you a manager, project/delivery lead, or ScrumMaster? If you’re thinking:
“I want/need to improve our Agile delivery,”
“Our next Agile initiative will be challenging,” or
“I want to grow in my role as Agile leader”
Then register for “Practical Agile Leadership,” a two-day training with Gil Broza. Regardless of your starting point, it will take your performance as an Agile leader to the next level.
Almost every organization is interested in Agile now: starting to use it, expanding its use, or strengthening its implementation. People like you, who lead teams and projects, are key to successful delivery. Having supported hundreds of Agile leaders at companies large and small since 2004, I am familiar with their questions, concerns, and problems. My real-world experience and many mentors have taught me what works, what matters, what to watch out for, what to ignore, and what to do differently. Let me share all that with you.
After this course, you’ll be able to:
Explain, in plain language, how the elements of an Agile mindset bridge between our work’s objectives and how we get it done
Contextualize your role in the Agile setting
Launch work initiatives the Agile way
Ensure higher agility across the value stream
Express the necessary conditions for team empowerment and engagement, and customize your role in fulfilling those conditions
Help your team achieve high performance with only a few techniques (and know which trouble signals to pick up on)
Use situational awareness and empowering techniques to help people grow and improve their results
Increase team member collaboration and contribution by making a few simple changes to your meetings
Move away from “implementing Agile practices” to working in an Agile manner and truly making the Agile promise happen
Control the cost of change and sustain Agility over the long term
Notice the pre-Agile attitudes and techniques you and the team have in your blind spot and replace them with Agile-minded ones
Have a reliable process for continually evolving your identity and role as an Agile leader
Each segment in this two-day training involves a mix of interactive teaching, individual and group activities, and discussions. We go light on theory and heavy on practical application. Expect conversations at multiple levels, frequent introspection, instructor advice, insights from your peers.
Location: This course will most likely take place at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale in Toronto (at Dufferin and Highway 401).
Class size: Maximum attendance is 20 people.
Cancellation: If you need to cancel more than 30 days before the course, feel free to find someone to take your place. If you can’t find a substitute within this time frame, we’ll refund all but $400 to cover our administrative costs.
If you cancel within 30 days before the course, we can’t provide a refund. However, you may find a substitute.
No matter when you need to cancel, if you find a substitute, please let us know ASAP who that person is. It’s up to you to take care of payment arrangements with that person. Bonuses are not transferable between registrants.
Super early bird: Cdn $1,100 + HST (US $880), ending on May 31 (limited to 5 people)
Early bird: Cdn $1,300 + HST (US $1,040), June 1 through August 30
Regular: Cdn $1,500 + HST (US $1,200), starting on September 1
You may buy tickets on our site using a credit card or PayPal. You can also contact us for an invoice.
If you intend to buy 3 or 4 tickets, contact us for a 15% discount (on all tickets) and to arrange payment.
If you truly participate and apply yourself, you — and subsequently your team and organization — will see the difference. Just to back that up, if you decide at the end of the first day that it’s not for you, tell the instructor (Gil). Return all the materials you received, and we’ll refund your ticket less a 20% reversal fee. No questions asked.
Now I have a vocabulary to apply and some strategies to use that will help me become more effective in my communication with my peers, my management, and my teams so that we can all grow and learn together.
- Jennifer BleenProgram Manager, Huntington National Bank
Now I have some specific steps, techniques, and tools that I can go back and apply, while growing myself into my next role.
- Kamran KhanScrumMaster/Agile Coach, Cisco
It's a fantastic training and an opportunity to get outside of the process of Agile. I'm walking away with a very different mindset, a much more open, human, people-centric kind of view.
- Craig DialLead ScrumMaster, cPanel
Absolutely worth the time -- I would have used PTO for this if required.
- Dave S.Software development project manager (attended an in-house session)
I left the workshop with both a much better defined framework of what soft skills are needed to grow my team, and techniques to improve those skills.
- Byron JungSoftware development project manager
I found the information Gil provided invaluable and very well presented. The insights gained in that seminar will change my approach to software development forever.
- Alon SabiCTO, Functionpoint Software
Gil brings an enormously helpful message that companies ignore at their peril if they want to deepen their investment in Agile. He’s experienced in many of the challenges to Agile teams, and resourceful in coaching teams through new challenges.
- Michael GoiteinPrincipal project manager at Mobiquity